Daily: 11th January 2009

11 January, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

We had a packed day yesterday, with the trade show and the Bloggers karting. Both were fun in their unique ways, and we'll be telling you all about them later in today's show. Before that, though, there are plenty of things to discuss, as plenty has been happening whilst we've been out and about.

  • Ferrari have decided to move their launch to Mugello. This isn't perhaps the most exciting news of the day, but it does remind us that the first of the 2009 breed of cars is due to be revealed tomorrow. What will it look like? Will it be the final evolution of the car? And what hype will the Ferrari guys surround the launch with?
  • Brundle was on stage at Autosport, with his son, but said that 2009 is really too hard to predict. Whilst Murray Walker put his money squarely on Kubica and the BMW team, Brundle is more conservative with his future gazing. I did hear him say that he's not too worried about Eddie Jordan on live TV, having made some of his own gaffes this year. At least he's not too embarrassed to admit them.
  • Talking of gaffes, I made a complete fool of myself. Maxi Jazz was wandering around taking pictures. I was telling Mr C an amusing story of a six year old being enthused by seeing the Faithless lead singer, whilst I didn't have a clue who he was. I then looked over my shoulder to see Mr Jazz and his friend standing right behind. Had he heard me or hadn't he? To make me feel better about my faux pas, please tell me if you've had equally embarrassing moments?

There will be pictures and stories to tell from our adventures in Birmingham yesterday, but as I said, keep chatting amongst yourselves while we recover sufficiently to get them out. Andy has already put his photos up, which just puts us to shame. Nevertheless, F1 Debrief returns today, and until then, I'll see you in the comments.

Update: Debrief show delayed due to excessive karting-related bruises.

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